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Impact of Weathering and Mass Wasting on the Landscape
Climate and Weathering
By the end
of this chapter you should be able to:
1.- Name the
name given to the chemical union of water with another substance
2.- Give the
name assigned to the weathering type associated with curved and concentric
sets of joints break away in successive layers.
3.- Give the
name of the deposits in mountain areas, caused when large amounts
of rock fragments move downslope by their own weight.
the general term signifying the overall lowering of the rock material on
the Earth's crust.
5.- Name the
most important type of mechanical weathering process.
6.- Name the
rock debris which accumulates at the base of steep slopes by gravitational
7.- Name the
slowest and least perceptible form of mass wasting.
8.- Give the
main feature that distinguished a joint from a fault.
the geographic region where the rotting of rock by the various types of
chemical weathering takes place the best.
name assigned to residual rock that has not experienced erosion.
the name given to a slope collapse with a backward rotation.
Name the major end product of chemical weathering.
the name of the best example of a direct product of mass wasting.
a result of soil creep.
the most common oxidation effect in the lithosphere.
a mudflow which includes numerous larger blocks of material.
the mass-wasting type which is characterized by a crescent-shaped scarp
Identify the openings in rocks that are associated with calcareous rocks.
the single most important weathering agent.
which of the three main type of rocks (metamorphic, igneous, sedimentary)
are most susceptible to hydrolysis.
two denudational processes.
which of these three materials: limestone, dolomite, quartz is most resistant
to chemical weathering.